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March 12, 2020

People told to shield eight times more likely to get Covid 19 study suggests

People advised to shield during the first wave of the pandemic were eight times more likely to get Covid-19 and five times as likely to die following infection than the general population, a study has indicated..

Frog that became extinct in England reintroduced to its former home

A type of frog extinct in England since the mid-1990s has been reintroduced to its former home, after animals were flown in from Sweden and first established at a secret site in Norfolk..

Two teenage boys found guilty of murdering 13 year old Olly Stephens

Two 14-year-old boys have been found guilty or murdering a teenage boy who was “lured” to a park in Reading and fatally stabbed..

5000 reward offered to help find stolen Laurel and Hardy statues

A £5,000 reward is being offered for the safe return of two life-sized figures of comics Laurel and Hardy..

Police warning after six people die in Scotlands waters in just over 24 hours

Police are urging people to “exercise extreme caution” when swimming in lochs and rivers after six people – including four young boys – died in a series of tragic incidents..

Labour vows to transform economy with new deal for working people

Labour will launch its “new deal for working people” that promises to “fundamentally change” the economy..

Nearly 600 migrants intercepted as attempted English Channel crossings continue

A total of 378 migrants were detained by the UK authorities in 12 incidents on Sunday..

Failure to hit vaccine target for Scots aged 40 49 humiliating Labour says

Amost a quarter of Scots aged 40 to 49 have still not had two doses despite Nicola Sturgeon expecting them all to be fully vaccinated by Monday..

Migrants intercepted as attempted English Channel crossings continue

A number of small boats carrying migrants have been intercepted attempting to cross the English Channel..

Thousands run through London in first mass 10k since lockdown was lifted

Roads across central London were closed for the event with crowds cheering the runners..

Chelsie Giles wins Team GBs first medal of Tokyo 2020 with judo bronze

Coventry judoka Chelsie Giles claimed Great Britain’s first medal of the Tokyo Olympics, winning bronze after defeating Switzerland’s Fabienne Kocher in the women’s -52kg repechage.

Adam Peaty eases into 100m breaststroke final as he aims to retain Olympic title

Adam Peaty stayed on course to become the first British swimmer to retain an Olympic title after sailing into the final of the men’s 100 metres breaststroke alongside compatriot James Wilby..

Japanese star Naomi Osaka back in spotlight with win on return in Tokyo

Naomi Osaka returned to the tennis spotlight on and off the court with victory over China’s Zheng Saisai in the opening round in Tokyo..

Ministers eye vaccine passports for Premier League matches and large events

Only fully-vaccinated football fans may be able to attend Premier League matches and other events with more than 20,000 spectators from October under Government plans..

Andy Murray forced to withdraw from mens singles in Tokyo due to thigh strain

Andy Murray’s bid for a third straight Olympic singles gold medal ended before it began when he withdrew ahead of his first match with a minor thigh strain..

Six million may face holiday trauma if Spain and Greece join French restrictions

Summer holiday plans for nearly six million Britons could be ruined if Spain and Greece follow France onto the “amber plus” list requiring isolation on return, according to an analysis..

PM tries to shift focus to crime after Priti Patel rebuke and pingdemic row

Boris Johnson will seek to shift the focus on to tackling crime when he re-emerges from isolation to counter criticism over the “pingdemic” and police anger at Home Secretary Priti Patel..

Sajid Javid criticised for suggesting people have cowered from Covid 19

Health Secretary Sajid David has been criticised for saying people must no longer cower from Coronavirus..

Starmer completes Labour top team reshuffle following by election losses

Sam White to replace Morgan McSweeney to run the Leader of the Oppositions office from September..

Residents return home after Second World War bomb safely detonated

An unexploded WW2 bomb has been successfully and safely detonated..

Unexploded bomb found in Goole

Humberside Police say the live device was found on Rawcliffe Road in Goole..

Airports and airlines expect busiest weekend of the year as summer takes off

Airports and airlines are expecting their busiest weekend of the year so far as schools close and the summer holidays begin for millions..

Ellen White on target again as Team GB battle past Japan to reach quarter finals

Ellen White struck again to book Team GB’s spot in the last eight at the Olympics after victory over Japan..

New documentary sees Amy Winehouses parents criticise 2015 feature Amy

Amy Winehouse’s parents have criticised the Oscar-winning documentary about the singer’s life..

Two Scots named as everyday ambassadors for environment ahead of Cop26 summit

Two Scots are among the first group of environmental ambassadors chosen by the UK Government ahead of the Cop26 global climate change summit..

Discontent grows over pingdemic

Discontent with the Government’s self-isolation policy is growing as food industry bosses condemned changes to ease the “pingdemic” as “worse than useless”..

GMP Statement public appeal to help find missing 11 year old Fatuma Kadir

Eleven year old Fatuma Kadir, from Bolton, was reported missing just before 10.45pm last night (22 July 2021).

Steel industry leaders in plea to be added to self isolation exemption list

The Government has been criticised for not including steel in the list of sectors where firms can apply to have workers tested rather than self-isolating if they are “pinged” by the NHS app..

Giggs kicked ex in back and threw her naked out of hotel room court told

Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs allegedly kicked his ex-girlfriend in the back and threw her naked out of their hotel bedroom, a court has heard..

Amy Winehouse remembered on 10th anniversary of her death

The anniversary has been met with a flurry of books and documentaries recalling the star’s musical highs and difficult final years..

No confidence in Home Secretary says Police Federation amid pay row

Priti Patel has confirmed police officers earning more than £24,000 would be hit by the freeze. Those earning less will be given an annual rise of £250..

NHS staff in England will get 3 pay rise after day of confusion

NHS staff in England are to receive a 3% pay increase after a day of confusion ended with an announcement that the Government had accepted recommendations from the pay review body..

Sale of Channel 4 a high risk and damaging path chairman

The chairman of Channel 4 has warned the Government against going down the “high-risk and damaging path” of privatising the broadcaster..

Cummings We talked about replacing Johnson as PM one month after election win

Former Downing Street aide Dominic Cummings said he was looking to oust Boris Johnson as Prime Minister only weeks after helping him secure an 80-seat majority..

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin crew reach space

Billionaire Jeff Bezos reached the edge of space after taking off on Blue Origin’s first human flight..

British Gas dispute ends as workers accept improved pay deal

A long-running dispute at British Gas has ended after workers accepted an improved pay deal, their union has announced..

First ever amber extreme heat warning issued

The Met office has issued its first ever amber extreme heat warning as parts of the UK are set to reach 33 degrees C.

Three dead after being pulled from water on hottest day of year

Three people have died after the emergency services rescued them from water as England experienced the hottest day of the year so far..

Unions step up demands for a long awaited pay rise for NHS workers

The Government is being warned that a long awaited pay rise for NHS staff will be an insult if it is only a slight increase on 1%..

Busker aims to bring people together by sharing performance

Buskers are filming their outdoor shows for TikTok, meaning isolated audiences can be there..

Boris Johnson escapes need to quarantine after meeting with Sajid Javid

Boris Johnson has been contacted by NHS Test and Trace as a contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 but will not be self-isolating, Downing Street has said..

Javid confirms he has contracted Covid 19 as England prepares to unlock

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that he has contracted Covid-19 just over a day before lockdown restrictions are lifted in England..

Lewis Hamilton wishes he could restart F1s maiden Sprint following poor getaway

A dejected Lewis Hamilton wished he could restart Formula One’s maiden Sprint race after his poor getaway allowed Max Verstappen to make history at Silverstone and deal a further setback to the Briton’s hopes of a record-breaking eighth world crown..

Adam Peaty Tough to know whether Olympics should go ahead in middle of pandemic

Reigning 100m breaststroke champion Adam Peaty said there was no “right answer” as to whether the Tokyo Olympics should be going ahead in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic..

Rosamund Pike and Tilda Swinton lead stars on final day of Cannes

Rosamund Pike, Tilda Swinton and Gemma Chan dazzled at the screening of OSS 117: From Africa With Love at the Cannes Film Festival..

Long Covid sufferers to benefit from 196 million research investment

Long Covid sufferers are set to benefit from £19.6 million worth of new research programmes into the condition, the Government has announced..

Weak youth jobs scheme will not stop unemployment tidal wave Labour claims

Scottish Labour has said a “weak” youth jobs scheme will not be enough to stem the tide of unemployment as the pandemic comes to a close..

Ministers wait to learn if they face freedom day in quarantine

Ministers and officials across Whitehall are waiting anxiously to learn if they will have to isolate on so-called “freedom day” after it was confirmed Sajid Javid has Covid-19..

Many in England unaware they are overweight

A sizeable portion of the English public are unaware they are medically overweight or obese, according to data released by YouGov..

Ex health secretary warns Johnson he may need to bring back Covid restrictions

Boris Johnson may be forced to reimpose lockdown restrictions if Covid cases continue rising into the autumn, former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned..

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